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Matthew Wilson meets Jim Smith of the Forestry Commission next to an ancient tree on the south bank of the Thames in London. As we hear in our
series The Urban Forest, it's only the shrinkage of a certain kind of clay that we gardeners need to bear in mind when planting a tree near our home.
Colchicums can add a splash of colour to the garden this time of year. However, be warned they very readily flop over!
“Naked Ladies” Speciosum album . This is the white-petalled variety.
Where the Colchicums once stood
Tina Hammond, Head Gardener at Felbrigg Hall, took advantage of this warm spot to create a South African Dry Garden.
Right Tree, Right Place
Tony Kirkham from Kew Gardens explains in our series The Urban Forest that we need not fear trees in our own gardens if we follow the addage "right tree in the right place"